Celebrating 150 Years at Gideon Lodge by Right Worshipful Brother Larry Sprague, Junior Grand Deacon
Saturday, June 25, 2017: On a steamy but beautiful summer day, the members of Gideon Lodge No. 84 gathered to witness the New Hampshire Grand Lodge re-dedication their Lodge. Gideon Lodge is celebrating their 150th year of existence. Following the introduction of distinguished guests, Worshipful Brother John Paiva handed the gavel of authority to Most Worshipful Brother John E. Lobdell, Grand Master. Our Grand Master was accompanied by the Line Officers. A formal re-dedication ceremony was witnessed by 72 guests, including New Hampshire Governor John Sununu.
Following a series of programs on DeMolay (Worshipful Brother Sam Varjabedian) and the history of the Lodge (Most Worshipful Brother Stew Aronson and Right Worshipful Brother Ken Weyler), the Master asked our Grand Master to close the Lodge. Guests convened outside to view the unveiling of a NH State Historical Marker, then enjoyed a BBQ dinner.
Congratulations to Gideon Lodge No. 84 on a great event!